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Areas in Eldorado Mountain

Behemoth 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Buoux Montana 3 / 14 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 17
East Ridge 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Industrial Wall, The 1 / 16 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 16
Mickey Mouse Wall 28 / 8 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 33
Ridge 1 1 / 17 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 18
Ridge 2 9 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 14
Ridge 4 2 / 13 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 14
Secret Crag (aka Ridge 6) 3 / 10 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 13
Suburbia Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Warm Up Rock 1 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Elevation: 7,572 ft
GPS: 39.92, -105.288 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Ben Mottinger on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

Description

This area includes everything on Eldorado Mountain, which is South of Eldorado Canyon. The most recognizable rock is the Mickey Mouse Ears on Mickey Mouse Wall. Rossiter's new Eldo book lists many more recently developed crags on this hill.

The ridges are numbers left to right (south to north) here. Some guidebooks have listed the ridges from right to left (north to south), so there is potential for confusion.

There is a lot of poison ivy in the area. If you are sensitive, watch out for it.

Some of the bolting here involves use of atypical or homemade hangers. Some of the bolts have been shot at by irritated landowners. Use caution.
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Getting There

There are many approaches. To reach Mickey Mouse Wall, take the road to Eldo, but go right before you get into the town, turn left on a paved road up to a small parking lot. The access road continues from here, but you must hike along this road to an indistinctive trail that crosses a meadow, and follows the stream up to the RR tracks. Hike the talus field to the towers. A better description is in order here, but this is a place that is best found with someone who has already been there.

Crossing onto railroad property is trespassing. They will confront you if you do so.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Eldorado Mountain

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Green Dihedral
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Perversion
Trad 3 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Asahi
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Captain Beyond
Trad 5 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Lifestream
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Beagle's Ear
Trad 2 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
The Fornicator
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Ms. Coolie's Saloon aka Killer Elite
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Zambezi
Trad 2 pitches
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Soul Train
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
The Adultress
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Silverback
Sport
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
T.G.V.
Sport
5.14- 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
Rogue
Sport
5.14b 8c 33 X+ 33 E9 7b
Vogue
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Green Dihedral Mickey Mouse Wall 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Perversion Mickey Mouse Wall 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Asahi Mickey Mouse Wall 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad, Sport 2 pitches
Captain Beyond Mickey Mouse Wall 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 5 pitches
Lifestream Mickey Mouse Wall 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport 2 pitches
Beagle's Ear Mickey Mouse Wall 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
The Fornicator Ridge 1 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Ms. Coolie's Saloon aka Kil… Ridge 4 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Zambezi Mickey Mouse Wall 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad 2 pitches
Soul Train Industrial Wall 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
The Adultress Ridge 1 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Silverback Buoux Montana > Congo > Gorilla 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
T.G.V. Industrial Wall 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport
Rogue Industrial Wall 5.14- 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a Sport
Vogue Industrial Wall 5.14b 8c 33 X+ 33 E9 7b Sport
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I love hikin' through those tunnels. It makes the day. Especially when you space out and step on a decapitated skunk or railroad grease. So good!!!!! Aug 18, 2004
It is important to be discrete when accessing the Wild West/West Bank or Mickey Mouse from the Plainview area. First, don't park at the Plainview railroad crossing. This is because it is a lot more obvious to sensitive residents that you are in the area and painfully obvious that you are walking on the tracks. It is much better to park a couple of hundred yards below the crossing on the last left hand switchback and walk due west through the Open Space to access the tracks beyond the maintenance yard and out of sight. It's also less obvious that you're climbing as a lot of people come to this area to walk their dogs along the roadway, etc.

Second, don't walk through the tunnel to get to the West Bank, Ridge One, etc. A well marked trail leads around the tunnel and it only takes about five minutes more than walking through the tunnel. This track has a lot more traffic than in years past with sometimes several trains per hour. There have been a lot of problems here before, so keep a low profile. Jan 27, 2004
Dave Brower
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Dave Brower   cs co
The local wingnut with the gun (Bill Schuller) sold the place to Pinnaclecommunications Inc. I work up there often and have been climbing on the convenient bouldering areas near the road ("Cloud Nine" area, etc.) since the early '90s. I rarely see old Bill around anymore, but I've seen him once in a while putting around the place, so be careful, he still acts like he owns the place... he has about 2 years left before he should be gone completley. He told me once that he "likes to shoot the bolts out of the rock with his gun". Oct 19, 2002

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